Polish Foundrymen’s Association

edition 2018

In 2018, the celebration of the Polish Foundrymens’ Day was accompanied by the International Conference on “Foundry Industry – new solutions and future prospects“. The idea of the conference was to present a modern approach to managing the production plant and the use of the latest techniques, machinery and equipment as well as materials in casting production. The conference aim was to introduce the new concept of Industry 4.0. that is functioning in the modern world. Around 250 people from Poland and abroad took part in the conference.

During the conference 8 papers were presented, including 4 from abroad. Companies such as Zanadri Foundry from Italy, Huttenes-Albertus from Germany, Krakodlew and Shim-Pol from Poland and representatives of scientific centers from Germany, Spain and Poland presented their latest solutions.

The following papers were delivered during the conference:

  • „Technology of VR/AR/MR in foundry industry (showroom available)”(Technologie wirtualnej rzeczywistości w odlewnictwie) – inż. Marcin Paszkiewicz, Krakodlew SA, Poland,
  • „Advanced production data analysis in foundry Industry 4.0” (Zaawansowana analiza danych produkcyjnych w odlewniczym Przemysle 4.0) – prof. Marcin Perzyk, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland,
  • „Foundry challenges driven by technical requirements and environmental regulations: advanced soutions and materials” (Wyzwania w odlewnictwie związane z wymaganiami technicznymi i środowiskowymi: zaawansowane rozwiązania i materiały) – dr-ing. Ion-Alexandru Bacanu, Hüttenes-Albertus Chemische Werke GmbH, Germany,
  • „Challenges in the Industrialization of Casting and Follow up Processes for Complex Automotive Structures” (Wyzwania w uprzemysłowieniu procesów odlewania i kontrolowaniu złożonych konstrukcji samochodowych) – prof. dr-ing. Sven Roeren, Hochschule Landshut, Germany,
  • „Zanardi Austempering: a way to make ADI business grow faster” (Obróbka cieplna Odlewni Zanardi: drogą do zwiększenia produkcji żeliwa ADI) – Fabio Zanardi, Zanardi Fonderie S.p.A., Italy,
  • „Inorganic binder investigations – LIFE Green Foundry Project (LIFE17 ENV/FI/000173)” (Badania spoiw nieorganicznych – Projekt LIFE Green Foundry Project (LIFE17 ENV/FI/000173)”) – prof. Rafał Dańko, AGH Faculty of Foundry Engineering, Poland,
  • „Solutions from Shimadzu Corporation in materials engineering” (Rozwiązania firmy Shimadzu w inżynierii materiałowej) – dr Dawid Pijocha, Shim-Pol, Poland,
  • „SiC in the foundry industry” (SiC w przemyśle odlewniczym) – prof. Javier Narciso, Institute of Materials, Alicante University, Spain.

The conference was accompanied by an exhibition of 11 companies.

During the conference STOP Honor Badges were handed to the persons particularly distinguished in the organization of the 73rd World Foundry Congress. The Casting of the Year Competition – 2017 edition distinctions were awarded.